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Positive Run Differential

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While it is true that the Angels have been bad this year, they have also been unlucky. They now have a positive run differential of +4 despite a record 5 games below .500. Even though it does seem that the Angels seem to have not been able to get the bounces this year, something that can skew the predictions of record based on run differential is the performance of the bullpen. The Orioles by contrast are only +18 in runs, but I would say this is at least partly cause they have an excellent bullpen and the Angels bullpen sucked for most of the first part of the year.

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